Period
to 19 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Office 365 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Office 365 over the 6 months to 19 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Office 365 (O365)
England > London
6 months to
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 50 69 102
Rank change year-on-year +19 +33 +23
Contract jobs citing Office 365 1,874 1,740 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 4.74% 3.82% 2.66%
As % of the Cloud Services category 14.75% 15.01% 15.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,277 1,227 775
London median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% -
10th Percentile £150 £150 £154
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
England median daily rate £375 £363 £360
% change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% -7.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 52 28
London median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% +23.08% -8.15%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.78 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.35 £82.65 £22.73
England median hourly rate £19.46 £18.06 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.78% +20.37% -1.70%

Office 365 is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,709 11,592 7,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 32.12% 25.46% 17.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,143 8,496 5,498
London median daily rate £525 £505 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +1.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £639
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 80 66
London median hourly rate £22.25 £22.25 £21.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.82% -3.51%
10th Percentile £15.13 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £90.58 £58.75
England median hourly rate £23.22 £19.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +20.60% -8.33% +7.09%

Office 365
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Office 365 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Office 365 in London over the 6 months to 19 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Office 365 in London

Office 365
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Office 365 within the London region over the 6 months to 19 August 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +34 476 £440 +17.33% 121
West London +22 92 £213 -41.38% 67
South London +31 58 £225 -36.84% 20
East London +8 32 £300 -25.00% 43
North London -10 12 £250 +11.11% 12
Office 365
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Office 365 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Office 365.

1 1,055 (56.30%) Windows
2 889 (47.44%) Microsoft
3 870 (46.42%) Active Directory
4 623 (33.24%) Microsoft Azure
5 597 (31.86%) Windows 10
6 426 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 419 (22.36%) Finance
8 381 (20.33%) Migration
9 362 (19.32%) SCCM
10 351 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
11 326 (17.40%) PowerShell
12 303 (16.17%) Windows Server
13 268 (14.30%) Windows 7
14 259 (13.82%) VMware
15 245 (13.07%) Skype
16 237 (12.65%) ITIL
17 211 (11.26%) Citrix
18 205 (10.94%) Azure Active Directory
19 191 (10.19%) Skype for Business
20 176 (9.39%) MS Exchange
21 174 (9.28%) Microsoft Intune
22 169 (9.02%) DNS
23 162 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
24 159 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 156 (8.32%) SQL
26 144 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
26 144 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
26 144 (7.68%) OneDrive
27 141 (7.52%) Cisco
28 136 (7.26%) SQL Server

Office 365
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 426 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 191 (10.19%) Skype for Business
3 176 (9.39%) MS Exchange
4 48 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 44 (2.35%) IIS
6 34 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (1.71%) Confluence
8 23 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (0.80%) Apache
9 15 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 15 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.37%) IBM Domino
13 5 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
14 4 (0.21%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.16%) CMS
15 3 (0.16%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.053%) BizTalk Server
16 1 (0.053%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 351 (18.73%) Microsoft Office
2 75 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.01%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.16%) Sketch
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.053%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.053%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.053%) Revit
Business Applications
1 57 (3.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.16%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.11%) Retail-J
6 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.053%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.053%) Global One
7 1 (0.053%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.053%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.053%) SAP MM
7 1 (0.053%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.053%) SAP SCM
7 1 (0.053%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 623 (33.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 205 (10.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 144 (7.68%) OneDrive
4 126 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
5 82 (4.38%) Power Platform
6 62 (3.31%) Dynamics 365
7 50 (2.67%) PaaS
8 49 (2.61%) IaaS
9 45 (2.40%) SaaS
10 38 (2.03%) PowerApps
11 32 (1.71%) Yammer
12 26 (1.39%) G Suite
13 21 (1.12%) Microsoft Flow
14 19 (1.01%) ShareGate
15 18 (0.96%) Mimecast
16 16 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
18 11 (0.59%) Slack
19 7 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
20 5 (0.27%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 245 (13.07%) Skype
2 169 (9.02%) DNS
3 133 (7.10%) Firewall
4 127 (6.78%) DHCP
5 126 (6.72%) VPN
6 83 (4.43%) WAN
7 64 (3.42%) LAN
7 64 (3.42%) TCP/IP
8 54 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
9 44 (2.35%) SAN
10 38 (2.03%) VoIP
11 35 (1.87%) Internet
12 29 (1.55%) Intranet
13 25 (1.33%) Wireless
14 24 (1.28%) IP Telephony
15 22 (1.17%) NetScaler
15 22 (1.17%) Unified Communications
16 21 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
17 18 (0.96%) MPLS
18 17 (0.91%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (7.26%) SQL Server
2 50 (2.67%) Power BI
3 32 (1.71%) MySQL
4 28 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (1.28%) Big Data
6 20 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 17 (0.91%) Amazon RDS
8 17 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
10 15 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
11 14 (0.75%) Relational Database
12 11 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (0.53%) Data Lake
13 10 (0.53%) NoSQL
14 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 7 (0.37%) MS Access
16 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 45 (2.40%) Visual Studio
2 43 (2.29%) JIRA
3 18 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (0.91%) MSI
4 17 (0.91%) Visual Studio Team System
5 12 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 8 (0.43%) WiX
7 6 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 5 (0.27%) WinDbg
9 4 (0.21%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.16%) Axure RP
10 3 (0.16%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.16%) ERwin
10 3 (0.16%) Subversion
11 2 (0.11%) Ant
11 2 (0.11%) GitLab
11 2 (0.11%) Hudson
11 2 (0.11%) Selenium
11 2 (0.11%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.11%) WebDriver
General
1 419 (22.36%) Finance
2 109 (5.82%) Banking
3 60 (3.20%) Public Sector
4 53 (2.83%) Law
4 53 (2.83%) Retail
5 37 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 37 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 28 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 27 (1.44%) Legal
8 24 (1.28%) Marketing
9 16 (0.85%) Advertising
9 16 (0.85%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.75%) Front Office
10 14 (0.75%) Publishing
11 11 (0.59%) Electronics
12 8 (0.43%) Local Government
13 7 (0.37%) French Language
13 7 (0.37%) German Language
13 7 (0.37%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 335 (17.88%) Analyst
2 180 (9.61%) Support Engineer
3 170 (9.07%) Architect
4 154 (8.22%) Support Analyst
5 145 (7.74%) Desktop Support
6 134 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 134 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 120 (6.40%) Office 365 Engineer
8 119 (6.35%) Project Manager
9 118 (6.30%) Consultant
10 108 (5.76%) Service Analyst
11 103 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
12 100 (5.34%) Developer
13 99 (5.28%) Service Desk Analyst
14 87 (4.64%) Office 365 Manager
15 86 (4.59%) Desktop Engineer
16 75 (4.00%) IT Support
17 67 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 63 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
18 63 (3.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (4.06%) .NET
2 72 (3.84%) Web Services
3 36 (1.92%) ASP.NET
3 36 (1.92%) HTML
4 31 (1.65%) JSON
5 29 (1.55%) XML
6 28 (1.49%) CSS
7 25 (1.33%) REST
8 23 (1.23%) jQuery
9 19 (1.01%) Software Packaging
9 19 (1.01%) WCF
10 18 (0.96%) Ajax
11 17 (0.91%) AngularJS
11 17 (0.91%) SOAP
12 16 (0.85%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.85%) React
13 12 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (0.48%) Node.js
14 9 (0.48%) RESTful
15 8 (0.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 63 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 61 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.26%) Video Conferencing
5 41 (2.19%) User Experience
6 36 (1.92%) iPhone
7 33 (1.76%) Blackberry
7 33 (1.76%) Smartphone
8 32 (1.71%) Hedge funds
9 31 (1.65%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.17%) iPad
11 21 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 18 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
12 18 (0.96%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (0.75%) Clustering
15 13 (0.69%) Fat Client
15 13 (0.69%) Social Media
15 13 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,055 (56.30%) Windows
2 597 (31.86%) Windows 10
3 303 (16.17%) Windows Server
4 268 (14.30%) Windows 7
5 144 (7.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (6.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 102 (5.44%) Apple iOS
8 89 (4.75%) Android
9 84 (4.48%) Linux
10 42 (2.24%) Mac OS
11 29 (1.55%) Mac OS X
12 26 (1.39%) Windows 8
13 22 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (1.01%) Unix
15 16 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.69%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.53%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 6 (0.32%) VMS
19 3 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 381 (20.33%) Migration
2 237 (12.65%) ITIL
3 162 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (8.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 114 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
6 104 (5.55%) Project Management
7 94 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
8 80 (4.27%) Information Security
9 79 (4.22%) Mobile Device Management
10 75 (4.00%) Change Management
11 74 (3.95%) CRM
12 71 (3.79%) Application Packaging
13 69 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
14 60 (3.20%) Project Delivery
14 60 (3.20%) Service Management
15 52 (2.77%) Problem Management
16 50 (2.67%) DevOps
17 49 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
18 48 (2.56%) PRINCE2
19 46 (2.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 326 (17.40%) PowerShell
2 156 (8.32%) SQL
3 66 (3.52%) C#
4 50 (2.67%) JavaScript
5 26 (1.39%) VB
6 25 (1.33%) Python
7 21 (1.12%) C
7 21 (1.12%) Java
8 12 (0.64%) Perl
9 11 (0.59%) VBA
10 10 (0.53%) T-SQL
10 10 (0.53%) VBScript
11 9 (0.48%) TypeScript
12 8 (0.43%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
13 7 (0.37%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.27%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.21%) C++
16 1 (0.053%) Scala
16 1 (0.053%) U-SQL
16 1 (0.053%) X++
Qualifications
1 102 (5.44%) Security Cleared
2 88 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (4.64%) SC Cleared
4 64 (3.42%) Degree
5 49 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 41 (2.19%) MCSE
7 34 (1.81%) MCSA
8 27 (1.44%) MCP
9 20 (1.07%) CISSP
10 14 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (0.75%) MCITP
11 13 (0.69%) DBS Check
11 13 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 12 (0.64%) CCNA
13 11 (0.59%) PMI Certification
14 10 (0.53%) PMP
15 7 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 6 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (3.20%) SLA
2 21 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.01%) PMO
4 16 (0.85%) QA
5 13 (0.69%) GDPR
6 6 (0.32%) COBIT
6 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.21%) NIST
8 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.053%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 870 (46.42%) Active Directory
2 144 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.59%) Hyper-V
4 60 (3.20%) XenApp
5 48 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 47 (2.51%) vSphere
7 46 (2.45%) XenDesktop
8 42 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 22 (1.17%) BitLocker
9 22 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
10 19 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (0.64%) Docker
12 12 (0.64%) VMware NSX
13 10 (0.53%) Shibboleth
14 9 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 6 (0.32%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.16%) Firmware
16 3 (0.16%) pfSense
16 3 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 362 (19.32%) SCCM
2 174 (9.28%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (2.13%) Single Sign-On
4 35 (1.87%) AirWatch
5 30 (1.60%) SCOM
6 28 (1.49%) WSUS
7 25 (1.33%) Ansible
8 19 (1.01%) Terraform
9 16 (0.85%) vCenter Server
10 12 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (0.48%) FortiGate
11 9 (0.48%) Kubernetes
12 8 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 7 (0.37%) Perfmon
13 7 (0.37%) Puppet
13 7 (0.37%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
14 6 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 889 (47.44%) Microsoft
2 259 (13.82%) VMware
3 211 (11.26%) Citrix
4 141 (7.52%) Cisco
5 65 (3.47%) Apple
6 45 (2.40%) ServiceNow
7 44 (2.35%) HP
8 38 (2.03%) Google
9 34 (1.81%) Sony
10 31 (1.65%) Dell
10 31 (1.65%) Samsung
11 29 (1.55%) Ivanti
12 27 (1.44%) Adobe
13 25 (1.33%) NetApp
14 24 (1.28%) Meraki
14 24 (1.28%) SAP
14 24 (1.28%) Symantec
15 22 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
16 20 (1.07%) EMC
17 18 (0.96%) CheckPoint